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  • Funder: SNSF Project Code: 205367
    Funder Contribution: 1,896
    Partners: Eidg. Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt (EMPA)
  • Funder: SNSF Project Code: 204923
    Funder Contribution: 18,500
  • Funder: SNSF Project Code: 205770
    Funder Contribution: 2,867
    Partners: Service Médico-Pédagogique Département de Psychiatrie Université de Genève
  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: 92032
    Funder Contribution: 19,958 GBP
    Partners: Smart Villages Research Group Ltd

    In this project, we will carry out a feasibility study to develop and test a prototype device which at low cost can monitor the detailed performance and power levels of all stages of offgrid energy systems of the type which are installed in rural commnities in Africa and elsewhere in the world. The problem with these is often that data is difficult to obtain, since different manufacturer's devices and components collect data differently (or not at all), and it is hard to integrate it. Our device will bypass this, making all data easily available to developers and local operators, allowing them to use the systems much more effectively and efficiently. We also intend to incorporate a novel functionality that will allow for the diversion of excess supply of power (eg from solar panels) to a productive load such as heating hot water, which saves the use of wood, other solid fuels and fossil fuels, with benefits for women in terms of added productivity and improved health, from not having to breathe in wood smoke.

  • Funder: SNSF Project Code: 206271
    Funder Contribution: 2,477
    Partners: Departement für Chemie, Biochemie und Pharmazie Universität Bern
  • Project . 2021 - 2021
    Funder: UKRI Project Code: 62924
    Funder Contribution: 48,267 GBP
    Partners: Makematic Limited

    The global pandemic has forced millions of teachers to quickly adapt to online teaching. And even when they get to grips with the hardware and software, teaching online is very different to working face-to-face with a classroom full of students. Most teachers have never been trained to teach online but are doing the very best to make it work. We need to give them the support and training they deserve - and help them ensure the best possible learning outcomes for the students they teach. The Teaching Online Masterclass (TOM) project will create a free video-based professional development resource for teachers, focusing on how to teach online, not just the technology they use. Each 3-5min video will feature insight, strategies and top tips from experienced educators, academics and industry professionals keen to share their knowledge. Uniquely, TOM will use an open syndication strategy - distributing the core content to schools, training providers and education platforms to edit and incorporate free of charge in their own products and services. Our goal is to help 500,000 UK teachers and millions more worldwide get to grips with teaching online fast!

  • Funder: SNSF Project Code: 205991
    Funder Contribution: 1,739
    Partners: Laboratoire des structures métalliques résilientes EPFL - ENAC - IIC - RESSLAB
  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: ST/W002582/1
    Funder Contribution: 99,000 GBP
    Partners: University of Birmingham

    This research is about constructing a new mount for the ASTEP telescope, which located at one of the highest point, within Antarctica. This unique location provides long nights during the Austral winter. The current mount is failing and needs to be changed. Since access to Antarctica is difficult, a new mount needs to be designed and constructed now. Leveraging knowhow accumulated from 10 years of operations in Antarctica, this is the occasion to built a better mount. This will provide research outputs in three areas: The first output will be a greater sensitivity to small planets, but also an improved precision on currently detectable exoplanets. The detection of planet is made via the transit method, when a planet passes between us and its host star, making it dimmer for a short moment that happens at every orbital period. Thanks to its long nights, ASTEP has specialised in the detection of rare planets: long orbital periods, transits that last longer than a night at a traditional site, systems with very infrequent transits etc... The good astronomical quality of the site, the lack of clouds and humidity (Antarctica is the driest place on Earth), and the long nights all contribute to make ASTEP a unique setup with unique scientific results. In more ways than one, ASTEP is like a small space telescope able to conduct uninterrupted observations for a few months. The second output is to demonstrate the quality of the site at Dome C. Already known to be a very good astronomical location, the current instrumentation has not made full use of the unique observing conditions. A new mount, combined with a state of art camera about to be rolled out to the current telescope will improve our precision and accuracy by a factor 2 allow the detection of smaller planets and rivalling conditions at most other sites. This will ensure the base continues to manned and to extend operations to more challenging observations. For instance Antarctica is perfect location use near infra-red camera and attempt the detection of water within the atmospheres of transiting exoplanets. It is possible to do this there thanks to the extremely dry environment. The third output will be a series of technological developments to adapt direct drive technology to Antarctic conditions and demonstrate they can work reliably to produce accurate astronomical observations. As part of this goal, there will be a transfer of expertise from the Universite de la Cote d'Azur (Nice, France) to the University of Birmingham about how to control and tune direct drives. While this setup has shown to perform extremely well, tuning of a direct drive motor has proven difficult and is intellectual property retained by telescope manufacturers. With this knowledge in hand, Birmingham will be able to tune its own telescopes without requiring the expensive help of a telescope manufacturer.

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    Funder: FCT Project Code: COVID/BD/151630/2021
    Funder Contribution: 6,627.84 EUR
    Partners: FD/UNL
  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: 91023
    Funder Contribution: 80,403 GBP
    Partners: Vamstar Limited

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of our healthcare supply chains and exposed our over-reliance on certain countries or regions to ensure supply chain security and sustainability. This has led to massive shortages of goods and services across our healthcare system and has hampered our ability to deliver care when and where it is most needed. The Global-Value-Chain (GVC) framework which has guided the supply chain design in the last two decades has unlocked tremendous trade and benefits to our healthcare ecosystem and society. However, under the lens of a global demand shock and supply shortages, it has shown the weaknesses of just-in-time (JIT) business model that prioritises low-cost foreign-made products, with a focus on reduced inventories to minimise operating costs, while ignoring sustainability and environmental impact. In the UK, the NHS's existing solutions for supplier selection use GVC framework and subjective assessments of a narrow range of supplier variables and manual analysis of non-real-time internal supplier data to guide selection decisions. To better prepare the NHS for the emerging COVID-19 wave and help prepare the system for post-COVID recovery, Vamstar will leverage data-science and deep learning to create a multivariate diversity-scoring-and-assessment framework to incorporate supplier diversity, supply chain security, and environmental sustainability criteria in the supplier selection mix. This will ensure that the NHS has a capacity to manage the supply risks during COVID-19 using a more integrated framework while creating a sustainable pathway for post-COVID recovery. Moreover, by incorporating environmental sustainability related variables, such as emissions reductions, the UK government and the NHS will be able to provide the first working industrial framework to meet the net-zero emissions target while ensuring supply chain security, sustainability, diversity, and stability.

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